Ticker
  • Vale Dori (1-2) much the best in Del Mar's Tranquility Lake.Posted 1 hour ago
  • Made You Look (8-5) scoots away to victory in the With Anticipation.Posted 4 hours ago
  • Belvoir Bay (7-1) takes them all the way in the Torrey Pines.Posted 3 days ago
  • Strike Charmer (27-1) runs by Lady Eli late in the Ballston Spa.Posted 4 days ago
  • Masochistic (1-5) sprints to an easy victory in the Pat O'Brien at Del Mar.Posted 4 days ago
  • Arrogate (11-1) wins the Travers for fun in stakes record time!Posted 4 days ago
  • Flintshire (1-5) rolls up the rail to win the Grade 1 Sword Dancer.Posted 4 days ago
  • A.P. Indian (1-1) easily wins the Grade 1 Forego in stakes record time of 1:20.99.Posted 4 days ago
  • Drefong (3-1) dominates the Grade 1 King's Bishop every step of the way.Posted 4 days ago
  • Haveyougoneaway (10-1) gets there with a strong late in the Grade 1 Ballerina.Posted 4 days ago

Wide Open Spinster Attracts Eleven

Hot Cha Cha

With horses shipping in from all over the country and having run some of their best races on all types of surfaces, the $500,000 Juddmonte Spinster (gr. I) is a wide-open affair. A field of 11 was drawn for the nine-furlong Polytrack event Oct. 10 at Keeneland, with the winner receiving an automatic bid in the Breeders’ Cup Ladies Classic (gr. I) next month.


Likely to vie for favoritism are grade I winners Hot Cha Cha and Funny Moon, Rinterval, who lost by a neck to Zenyatta last out, Tizaqueena, and the only 3-year-old in the race, It's Tea Time. But a case can be made for almost every filly or mare in the field.

Nelson McMakin’s homebred Hot Cha Cha scored her biggest career win at Keeneland but it came on the turf course, as she romped in last year’s Queen Elizabeth II Challenge Cup Stakes (gr. IT) at 8-1. The 4-year-old daughter of Cactus Ridge also has two other graded scores on the turf, but she has proved herself on Polytrack too. In March 2009, she won the Bourbonette Oaks (gr. III) at Turfway Park.

Hot Cha Cha, who has produced a 6-3-4 record from 17 starts, will be ridden by James Graham for trainer Philip Sims.
  Read More

 

comments powered by Disqus

Related Pages

Related Stories

Top Stories